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503, 2018

Taking the time to talk

By |March 5th, 2018|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on Taking the time to talk

In support of University Mental Health Day (UMHD) Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Birmingham City University, talks about mental health support at university and the importance of looking after yourself. 

Talking about how we really feel can be scary; we can often feel isolated in a crowd, lonely in a group and frankly […]

2802, 2018

University Mental Health Day: An important day for an important subject

By |February 28th, 2018|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on University Mental Health Day: An important day for an important subject

By Karin Qureshi, Manager of Counselling and Mental Wellbeing at Birmingham City University

 University Mental Health Day (UMHD) is a special day in the academic calendar when we focus on mental health and students and encourage conversations that support a more positive mental outlook.

What do we mean by a positive mental outlook?

Have you noticed how people […]

1902, 2018

R U kidding me – ‘Selfitis’ a genuine psychological disorder?

By |February 19th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on R U kidding me – ‘Selfitis’ a genuine psychological disorder?

Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, discusses selfies now being considered a psychological disorder

Are you kidding me? – taking selfies is now a psychological disorder and genuine medical condition!  Providing this is not a hoax (like 2014) I am shocked by the news. Seriously I can think of far more mental health conditions that […]

802, 2018

Jon Venables: 25 years of serious offending that resists rehabilitation

By |February 8th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Jon Venables: 25 years of serious offending that resists rehabilitation

by Craig Jackson, Professor of Psychology at Birmingham City University

The case of Jon Venables, convicted for a second time of possessing indecent images of child abuse has again made the news. There are many facets to Venables that have led to the publics’ outrage and disgust at his behaviour. Venables’ abduction, torture and murder of […]

2401, 2018

Here today – too (dis)tressed to come back tomorrow

By |January 24th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Here today – too (dis)tressed to come back tomorrow

In the wake of headlines about large numbers of NHS nurses leaving within short periods of time, Senior Lecturer in Mental Nursing and former NHS Nurse, Kim Moore provides her insight into the latest NHS staffing crisis news.

Should we be surprised by yesterday’s report of more nurses leaving the profession than those that are […]

1101, 2018

This isn’t the first time H&M has had to apologise…

By |January 11th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on This isn’t the first time H&M has had to apologise…

Kelly O’Hanlon, senior lecturer in PR at Birmingham City University’s School of Media, discusses the accusations of clothing retailer H&M sharing a ‘racist’ advert.

H&M. A Swedish clothing brand with global reach and the pull of stars such as The Weeknd behind it. That is, until now. One image featuring a hoodie with an ill-chosen phrase […]

1512, 2017

Bah humbug! A helping of double standards for Christmas

By |December 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Bah humbug! A helping of double standards for Christmas

Senior lecturer in mental health nursing, Kim Moore, talks pay freezes and NHS care

It’s that time for Christmas treats, but with the continuing pay freezes and increasing costs of public transport above the rates of inflation, most nurses would be appalled to know that the same government denying them pay in-line with inflation are to […]

2209, 2017

The state of Religious Education needs to be improved

By |September 22nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The state of Religious Education needs to be improved

Imran Mogra, senior lecturer in Religious Education at Birmingham City University, shares his views on the recent news of schools breaking the law on religious education.

A new report by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and Religious Education Council for England and Wales, based on Freedom of Information Data gathered by the Department […]

1509, 2017

Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

By |September 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

Criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley discusses the relationship between violent crime and social media use, ahead of her new research being published later this month.

On Easter Sunday earlier this year, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Senior went out for a walk in east Cleveland in the US state of Ohio. It was a sunny day and he was […]

1209, 2017

Absence of legitimacy + absence of visibility = absence of reality

By |September 12th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Absence of legitimacy + absence of visibility = absence of reality

Mohammed Rahman, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University, offers theoretical and observational thoughts on the recent HMP Birmingham unrest.

Prison unrest in England and Wales is nothing new.  In the past 12 months there have been several cases of disorder with riot damages costing millions of pounds.  A prominent case was the 2016 HMP Birmingham […]